Type
Crossword
Description

The belief that ultimate power resides with the people Popular Sovereignty
Election playoffs. How the major parties choose their candidates Primary Election
Money raised in unlimited amounts by political parties and interest groups Soft Money
Political contributions to a party or candidates in limited, regulated amounts Hard Money
Type of voting where a voter selects only candidates from one party Straight Ticket
Type of voting where a voter selects candidates from various parties Split Ticket
Amendment number that lowered the voting age to 18. Twenty six
This amendment gave women the right to vote Ninteenth
The right to vote Suffrage
A standard, routine speech candidates give during their campaign Stump Speech
Members of a political party who consistently vote for that party's candidate Party Base
Someone who is running for office against other competitors Candidate
A body of people representing their home states who award their official votes to the winning candidate Electoral College
National election held to decide several major political races. General Election
The symbol of the Republican Party Elephant
The symbol of the Democratic Party Donkey
California has 55 of these which are awarded on a winner-take-all basis. Electors
States that often shift allegiances between the major parties Swing States

Elections and Voting Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
A series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues. Platform
A political party that challenges the two major parties Third Parties
The right to vote Suffrage
A meeting of political party members to conduct party business Caucus
A geographical are that contains a specific number of voters Precinct
The votes cast by individual voters in a presidential election, as opposed to electoral votes Popular Vote
Representatives from the 50 states party organizations who run a political party National Commitee
Political organization established by a corporation, labor union, or other special-interest group designed to support candidates by contributing money PAC
A strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes Political Machine
A number that is more than 50 percent of the total Majority
The most votes among all those running for a political office Plurality
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the President and Vice President Electoral College
A special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office Recall
The list of candidates for which you cast your vote Ballot
A system of government in which two parties compete for power Two party system
The first election that takes place to find out who will be the candidate for that party Primary election
The recorded version of a vote Poll
Held when no candidate wins a majority Runoff
Method of voting for people who cannot go to the polls on election day Absentee voting
Topics do public interest Issue
A way for citizens to propose laws Initiative

Social Studies Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The right to vote Suffrage
More than 50% Majority
A legislature who elects a president and vice president Electoral college
Basic Belief Principles
Meeting of party members to conduct party business Caucus
To record or enroll formally Register
Process of voting in election Poll
A geographic area that contains a certain amount of voters Precinct
The most votes among all those running for a political office Plurality
To choose a candidate from each party to run in the general election Primary election
The list of candidates for which you cast your vote Ballot
Percentage of eligible voters who actually vote Voter turnout rate
A special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office. Recall
A strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes Political machine
A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
A way for citizens to propose laws Initiative
Held when no candidate wins a majority of votes in the primary Runoff
Topics of public interest Issue
Organization of individuals with broad common interests Political parties
A Person who is elected by the electoral college President
representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party National committee
The elected executive head of a state of the US. Governor

The Electoral Process Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The process of candidate selection in an electoral system Nomination
The regularly scheduled election at which voters make a final selection of officeholders General Election
As a nominating device, a group of like-minded people who meet to select the candidates they will support in an upcoming election Caucus
An election held within a party to pick that party's candidates for the general election Direct primary
A party nominating election in which only declared party members can vote Closed primary
A party nominating election in which any qualified voters can take part Open primary
A voting process in which voters recieve a long ballot containing the names of all contenders, ragardless of party, and can vote however the choose Blanket primary
Provisions made to those unable to get to their regular polling places on election day Absentee Voting
The effect of a strong candidate running for an office at the top of the ballot helping to attract voters Coattail Effect
The smallest unit of election administation: a voting district Precinct
A place where the voters who live in certain place get to vote Polling place
Device voters use to register a choice in election Ballot
Grant of money, usually from the government Subsidy
Campain money that is subject to regulations by the FEC Hard money
Money given to a state and local party organization for voting related activities Soft money
Political extension of speacial interest groups which have a major state in public policy PAC

Government and Elections Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a meeting of political party members to conduct party business Caucus
a geographic area that consists of a certain number of voters Precinct
the right to vote Suffrage
a way for citizens to vote on a state or local law Referendum
a political party that challenges the two major parties third party
a series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs and positions on election issues Platform
the votes cast by individual voters in a presidential election, as opposed to electoral votes Popular vote
representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party. National Committee
political organization established by a corporation, labor union, or other special-interest groups designed to support candidates by contributing money PAC
a strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes. Political machine
a number that is more than 50% of the total Majority
the most votes among all those running for political office Plurality
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the President and Vice President. Electoral College
A system of government in which two parties compete for power Two-Party System
a special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office Recall
the list of candidates from which you cast your vote Ballot
the recorded version of a vote Poll
the first election that takes place to find out who will be the candidate for that party Primary election
a country or state ruled by one major political party One Party System
to formally enroll in something (three steps when it comes to voting) Registering
percentage of eligible voters who actually vote Voter Turnout Rates

Chapter 10 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of citizens with similar views on public issues PoliticalParty
To select candidates to run for political office Nominate
The range of differences in such political views between parties PoliticalSpectrum
Where voting takes place Polling place
A statement of the party's views and policies on important issues Platform
A paper ballot that lists the names of the candidates Secret Ballot
Another word for voting district Precincts
The vote of the citizens of a country Popular Vote
One of the people chosen from each state and selects the president and vice president Elector
Agreement between 2 or more parites to work together Coalition
when a single political party controls the government One party system
Where voting takes place Polling Place
When a country has 2 main political parties Two party stystem
When there are more than 2 stong political parties Multi party stystem
Each part of a platform Plank
Votes cast by electors for president and vice president Electoral votes
The group of electors Electoral college
Voters may vote for the candidates of either major party Open primary
Only those voters who are registered in a particular party can vote Closed primary
The election that takes place first Primary Election
Where voters choose their leaders from the candidates General Election
When a citizen is not a member of a political party Independent voters

Unit 5: political Parties and Elections Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An organised group of people with similar political aims and opinions, that try to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office. Political Party
The Republican party and the Democratic party major parties
Prejudice in favor of a particular cause partisanship
Currently the Republican Party Party in Power
The Green party and the Libertarian party Minor Parties
A political system consisting chiefly of two major parties, more or less equal in strength Two-Party System
An electoral district or constituency having a single representative in a legislative body rather than two or more Single-Member District
The number of votes cast for a candidate who receives more than any other but does not receive an absolute majority Plurality
Deined by a coopertion, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties Bipartisan
A diverse society, where the people in it believe all kinds of different things and tolerate each other’s beliefs even when they don’t match their own Pluralistic Society
A general agreement Consensus
Of or relating to more than two political parties Multiparty
A meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention Caucus
A preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party conference or to select the candidates for a principal, especially presidential, election Primary
An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states Coalition
A system of government where only one political party is permitted One-Party System
Currently holding office Incumbent
A group within a larger group Faction
All the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election Electorate
A restriction of interest to a narrow area Sectionalism
A group of individuals who share a set of ideas about politics and economy Ideological Party
A political party that argues and promotes legislation for a single issue Single-Issue Party
A party that emerges in times of economic recession to express discontent with the ruling party Economic Protest Party
A small political party that has broken away from a larger one Splinter Party
An administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councilor or councilors ward
A district of a city or town as defined for police purposes Precinct
When a voter in an election votes for candidates from different political parties when multiple offices are being decided by a single election Split-Ticket Voting
The act or an instance of appointing a person to office Nomination
a building where voting takes place during an election polling place
A regular election of candidates for office General Election
A system used for selecting political party candidates in a primary election in the United States blanket primary
A second primary between the two leading candidates of the first primary to provide nomination by majority rather than by plurality runoff primary
A direct primary election in which voters need not meet a test of party membership open primary

Political Policies Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

supported by two parties bipartisan
a temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a government coalition
general agreement among various groups on fundamental matters; broad agreement on public questions consensus
parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking a clear ideological base, dissatisfied with current conditions and demanding better times economic protest party
all of the people entitled to vote in a given election electorate
parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters ideological parties
the current officeholder incumbent
in American politics, the Republican and the Democratic parties major parties
one of the political parties not widely supported minor party
a system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriously compete for, and actually win, public offices multiparty
a political system in which only one party exists one party system
government action based on firm allegiance to a political party partisanship
in American politics, the party that controls the executive branch of government—i.e., the presidency at the national level, or the governorship at the State level party in power
a society which consists of several distinct cultures and groups pluralistic society
in an election, the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate plurality
a group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office political party
parties that concentrate on only one public policy matter Single-issue parties
electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office Single member district
parties that have split away from one of the major parties Splinter parties
a political system dominated by two major parties Two-party system

Political Parties Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's polices. Bipartisan
An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of state. Coalition
General Agreement Consensus
Parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking a clear ideological base, dissatisfied with current conditions and demanding better times. Economic Protest Parties
All of the people entitled to vote in a given election. Electorate
Parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters. Ideological Parties
The current officeholder. Incumbent
In America politics, the Republican and the Democratic Parties Major Parties
One of the political parties not widely supported. Minor Party
A system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriously compete for, and actually win, public offices. Multiparty
A political system in which only one party exists. One Party System
Government action based on firm allegiance to a political party. Partisanship
In America politics the party in power is the party that controls the executive branch of government- i.e., the presidency at the national level, or the governorship at the State Level Party In Power
A society which consists of several distinct cultures and groups. Pluralistic Society
In an election, the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate. Plurality
A group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding public office. Political Party
Party that concentrate on only on public policy matter. Single Issue Parties
Electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office. Single Member District
Parties that have split away from one of the major parties. Splinter Parties
Prejudice in favor of a particualr cause. Partisanship

S.S Crossword Puzzle: Elections, Voting, and Parties

Type
Crossword
Description

A series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues Platform
A geographic area that contains a specific number of voters Precinct
A meeting of political party members to conduct party business Caucus
The most votes among all those running for political office Plurality
A number that is more than 50% of the total Majority
Basic belief Principle
the right to vote Suffrage
To record or enroll Register
The list of candidates for which you cast your vote for Ballot
A lack if interest Apathy
A matter of debate or dispute Issues
A process that allow voters to propose new laws or amendments to the state constitution Initiative
A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
A special election, in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office Recall
A group of people with broad ideas, who share the same interest Political Party
Representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party National Committee
A strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes Political Machine
The location where voting is carried out Polling Place
The percentage of eligible voters who actually vote Voter Turnout Rate
A group of people named by each state legislature to elect the president or vice president Electoral College

Election Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen. Primary
The involvement of common citizens in an issue or campaign. Grassroots
The actual vote count. Popularvote
A voter or candidate who does not belong to a political party. Independant
Another name for the republican party, formally known as the Grand Old Party. GOP
Democrat state. bluestate
A supporter for a specific candidate. surrogate
A political campaign speech, especially one made on a campaign tour. Stumpspeech
A person running for office. candidate
Republican State. Redstate
A person who currently holds the office that people are running for. Incumbent
Where people go to vote. Poll
A document listing the different people running for office that is used in voting. Ballot